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Jason Lee and the R.I.P. Tides - Sampler EPdotdotdot
artworkJason Lee and the R.I.P. Tides are one of those bands that really need to record better. the songs are good, the playing really solid, but the muddy mono really reduces their effectiveness. I would guess these guys are really cool live.
Picks: Killer Cadillac, Earth Invasion

Track by Track Review


It's Alive dotdotdot
Frat Horror Surf (Instrumental)

"It's Alive" is a stompy number with spoken horror lines. Not melodic, but chompy rhythmic and fun.

Killer Cadillac dotdotdot
Frat Horror Surf (Instrumental)

This is a solid, slightly dark surf instro with a great melody riff and garage sound. This is one of those tracks begging for a better recording. The mushy mono holds back a budding track with power and drama.

Grandpa's Organ dotdotdot
Frat Horror Surf (Instrumental)

Mournful organ plays a haunted sequence before becoming carnival like. The guitar plays a part surf, part frat melody riff that's splashy and fun. Also likely better than the muddy mono portrays, "Grandpa's Organ" seems like it would be infectious live. The sax lines add charm.

Earth Invasion dotdotdot
Frat Horror Surf (Instrumental)

This is the worst sounding track of the lot, with thin off center sound, yet the splash and energy of the song yearns to get out. Very fun and surf charmed.